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Sew an Unexposed Zipper

Threads magazine - 174 - Aug./Sept. 2014

Learn how to sew an unexposed zipper. The aesthetics of this technique can’t be beat.

Hand-sewing a standard zipper in such a way that it becomes invisible was a common practice in the 1960s. It is a variation of the slot (centered) zipper, but you are more likely to equate the results with the invisible zippers so popular today. Although it has no stitches on the outside to secure it, you can depend on this method to install a reliable closure wherever a zipper is needed.

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This article by Claire Shaeffer was first published in Threads #174, Aug./Sept. 2014.

To find out how Threads seamstress Norma Bucko installs and finishes invisible zippers, see the  article, “How to Sew Invisible Zippers,” Threads #156, Aug./Sept. 2011.

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